How do I open a command prompt?
The following article explains how to open a command prompt. Through the command prompt you are able to execute operating system commands. Examples of commands include telnet, tracert and ipconfig. The method used to open a command prompt will be determined by the operating system of the machine.
- Click the Vista icon to display the Start menu.
- Click the Command Prompt option.
- If that option is not available, type cmd in the search box at the bottom and press Enter.
Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98/95
- Click Start and select Run.
- Type cmd and click OK.